Fall Porch Decorating
Autumn is the best season for porch living! Kiel and I enjoy our porch all summer long but nothing compares to cozying up with a soft blanket and a mug of coffee on a crisp fall morning. We live in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by trees. It’s incredibly peaceful to listen to the birds and the rustling of the wind while admiring the brilliant foliage. In the afternoon the warm light that hits me while I work from the porch swing is heavenly. I look forward to weekend mornings and evenings reading Harry his favorite books. The porch has become an oasis for our family.
I partnered with Sunbrella for a fun porch refresh. Our house is an old country home and we really wanted to keep in line with a farmhouse aesthetic.While our furniture is made up of neutrals we wanted the fabrics we chose for our cushions to complement the look of our porch throughout every season. The green and white striped cushions on our rocking chairs and swing were custom made to fit the exact dimensions of our furniture. (Here are the fabrics we selected — striped cushions, yellow pillows, green pillows, tropics jungle pillows).I love the way the stripes bring out the green of our shutters. Sunbrella fabrics are wonderfully durable and easy to clean. With a toddler and a very adventurous pup I don’t think I could have it any other way. Our cushions end up with mud or food all over them more often than I would like. Fortunately the stains come out rather easily with a damp cloth and a little TLC. I love that these cushions were made to be lived in. They are also very comfortable for taking outdoor naps!
To complement the chairs and swing we added a couple of accent mismatched wicker tables and plant stands that we purchased at local antique stores. An outdoor Sunbrella rug gives the space under the swing nice definition. We went with a 5×7 for reference. In the summer we filled the porch with a variety of plants in terracotta pots — hydrangeas, hibiscus trees, black-eyed susans and topiaries to name a few. While I thought that this looked beautiful our fall porch decor is on a whole new level. We go overboard with holiday decorations every year and this year is no different. Mums of all colors and sizes in baskets, hay bales, and a variety of pumpkins have turned our space into a fall wonderland. We set up an irrigation system for the hanging baskets but the rest of our plants need to be watered daily. It’s a chore that I don’t mind doing! I’m excited to decorate again for Christmas!
Special thank you to Sunbrella for sponsoring this post.